Tag: flu


Feb

12

2010

Washington Health Department Suspends Mercury Restrictions for Swine Flu Vaccine

In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, the state of Washington’s Health Department has temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3. Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the United States, and the compound may  be linked to autism. But it will be added to the...

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Feb

12

2010

Might the Flu be Little More Than a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin,” may very well be one of the most beneficial vitamins there is for disease prevention. Unfortunately it’s also one of the vitamins that a vast majority of people across the world are deficient in due to lack of regular exposure to sunshine. Published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006, the hypothesis presented by Dr. John Cannell and colleagues in the paper Epidemic...

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Feb

09

2010

Sales of Flu Shots and Drugs Help Lift Walgreen’s Profit

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – Published: December 21, 2009 DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The drugstore operator Walgreen Company said on Monday that its quarterly profit rose 20 percent, mainly because of higher sales of prescription drugs and flu shots. The company said that results, which topped Wall Street estimates, were helped by greater demand for flu shots in September and October and that its pharmacies...

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Feb

09

2010

No Data to Support Benefit of Flu Drugs for Very Ill People

Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults: systematic review Published 8 December 2009, doi:10.1136/bmj.b5106 Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5106 Tom Jefferson, researcher1, Mark Jones, statistician2, Peter Doshi, doctoral student3, Chris Del Mar, dean; coordinating editor of Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group4 1 Acute Respiratory Infections Group, Cochrane Collaboration, Rome, Italy, 2 University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, Australia, 3 Program...

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Feb

09

2010

H1N1 Swine Flu Less Severe Than Feared

Swine Flu No More Deadly Than Seasonal Flu, but Victims Much Younger By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Dec. 7, 2009 – H1N1 swine flu won’t be as severe as was feared, but the pandemic is nothing to sneeze at, new predictions suggest. When the fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu is over, it will have been no more...

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